G7 Taormina Statement on the fight against terrorism and violent extremism

International Summit
  • 26/05/2017
  • 18:45
  • Statements and remarks
  • 303/17
  • Security & defence
  • Foreign affairs & international relations
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Preben Aamann
European Council President Spokesperson
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We, the leaders of the G7, stand united in expressing our deepest sympathy and condolences to the families of the victims of the brutal terrorist act in Manchester in the United Kingdom. We condemn in the strongest possible terms terrorism in all its forms and manifestations.

Countering terrorism and violent extremism, acts of which have struck G7 members, as well as all regions of the world, regardless of country, nationality or belief, remains a major priority for the G7. We stand united in our joint endeavour to make sure that our citizens are safe and secure, and their values and way of life fully preserved, and will take the strongest action possible to find, identify, remove, and punish, as appropriate, terrorists and those who abet their activities.